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Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 9 febrero 1937
Hora:20:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-197
Operador:United Airlines
Registración: NC16073
Numéro de série: 1913
Año de Construcción: 1936
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3 km (1.9 milles) NE de la costa de San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Burbank-Union Air Terminal (BUR/KBUR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:Trip 23
Descripción:
Crashed into San Francisco Bay while on approach. The co-pilot dropped his microphone which jammed the controls, preventing the pilot from pulling out of the glide. Eight passengers and three crew died.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Accidental jamming of the elevator controls as a result of a microphone being inadvertently dropped and lodging in such a position that the crew was unable to prevent rapid descent of the airplane."



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photo of Douglas-DC-3A-197-NC16073
accident date: 09-02-1937
type: Douglas DC-3A-197
registration: NC16073
photo of Douglas-DC-3A-197-NC16073
accident date: 09-02-1937
type: Douglas DC-3A-197
registration: NC16073
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Burbank-Union Air Terminal to San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 521 km (326 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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